Xenophobia

Afrophobia: South Africa’s selective xenophobia

This month, Afrophobia was back in the news. Incidents of violence and hostility towards immigrants are becoming so commonplace that South Africa is quickly...

The Holocaust and Genocide Centre Remembers The 2008 Xenophobic Attacks

It's been 10 years since the 2008 xenophobic attacks that took place throughout the country, claiming the lives of 60 people and injuring hundreds....

African Countries Demand Accountability For South African Xenophobia

South Africa has been gripped by xenophobic violence in the past years. For the past ten years or so, there have been...

Durban: Xenophobic Attacks On Malawian People

Walking into Sherwood play plot, two huge erected white tents welcome you. Despair, uncertainty, and confusion is written all over the faces of the...

Why immigrants succeed in the spaza space – it’s complicated

In February, immigrant shopkeepers were violently targeted by South Africans who claimed they were stealing jobs and bringing down the economy. On Tuesday, the Institute...

A Johannesburg, Migration Love Letter

I Want To Go Home Forever: Stories of Becoming and Belonging in South Africa's Great Metropolis is a collection of 13 narrations that looks...

Why are immigrants soft targets for local frustrations?

Over the past month, South Africa has experienced a recent resurgence in xenophobic violence. With the looting of shops and destruction of houses belonging...

Xenophobic Attacks Return In Durban

AS TOLD TO During the March/April xenophobic attacks in Durban, a group of Congolese men in Philani, uMlazi Y...

Xenophobia: a symptom of South Africa’s disillusionment

Xenophobia: an intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. That's how the resurgence of violent attacks, directed at foreign nationals living...

How xenophobia affects children: “I miss my school, and my teachers,...

In the latest video in its Voices from the Camps series, non-profit organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) profiled nine-year-old DOLLY MAKWAKWA, who was born...

Claim That Zama Zamas Pose Threat To JHB Is “Xenophobic” –...

The City of Johannesburg is on the brink of impending doom. Well, that is according to a Sunday Times report from November 25. Quoting...

Why single stories that fuel xenophobia are dangerous

"They're stealing our jobs" is a dangerous single story that fuels xenophobia and misdirects community anger. It is ironic that in the same month that...

Rosettenville’s mob justice against illegal activities isn’t as simple as it...

On Sunday, 5 February, a group of over 100 residents from in and around Rosettenville, Johannesburg, gathered on Verona Street in protest against drug...

“We cannot have an African foreigner in Africa”

It has been a  year since the outbreak of xenophobic violence in Kwazulu Natal, which killed seven and displaced about 5,000 others. China Ngubane...

Xenophobia In Durban: Malawian Nationals Want To Return Home

Last week, about 150 Malawian nationals in Durban were displaced following attacks by locals in Burnwood Road, Sydenham. The distraught families say...

ADF: Home Affairs’ Comments On Asylum Seekers Are Xenophobic

The African Diaspora Forum (ADF) read with shock and dismay the quotes attributed to the Home Affairs Director of asylum seeker management, Mandla Madumisa...

#MashabaInAction: Making Rosettenville Great Again

On Wednesday evening Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba swooped in on Rosettenville with SAPS in tow, and began raiding residences. I'm raiding in Rosettenvile with @MichaelSun168...

Israel Is An Apartheid State

In our second op-ed for Israeli Apartheid Week, ALIE KOMAPE takes a look at how Israel’s racism and apartheid tactics oppress and violate not...

X(enophobia) marks the spot for Human Rights Day

21 March 1960 was the day of the Sharpeville massacre. The non-violent protestors on the day were challenging the apartheid regime’s pass laws, which...

Immigrants standing against illegal activity in Rosettenville face hostility from community

Monday in Rosettenville was an odd day. A delegation of government officials, including Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, were doing the rounds visiting suburbs...
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